Nelbert the Introvert

Disney Artist, Shiyoon Kim, has teamed up with veteran Animator, Matt Williames, to create this charming trailer for his children’s book, Nelbert the Introvert. I purchased this book from Shiyoon last year at CTN, and it’s a gem! Now I just want to see the whole thing animated. Keep reading to see Matt’s pencil test.

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Give Away! They Drew As They Pleased: Volume 2

91KbiZ9ZxJLDidier Ghez is back with another beautiful volume of They Drew As They Pleased. As he revealed in our last interview, this volume focuses on the 1940’s and Disney’s musical years. Featured artists include Kay Nielsen, Sylvia Holland, Retta Scott, and David Hall. These books will inspire in equal measure, both the Disney history buff and the animation enthusiast that merely buys these books for the art. Either way, there’s no shortage of inspiration within. To celebrate the release, Chronicle Books is giving away a copy to one lucky On Animation reader. All you have to do to be eligible is follow us Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, or Pinterest and share this post. A winner will be chosen Friday, September 9th. Good luck!

Update: Didier was on Marketplace talking about this period in Disney history and the release of his new book.  Continue reading below for a sneak peek at the variety of art work in this volume.

Winner: Congrats to Connie J. Von Ohlen. You won!

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The Art of Loish

I finally got around to checking out my copy of The Art of Loish, which was crowd-funded last September. This is a beautiful volume. 3D Total has done a fantastic job with the format and printing. Loish takes us on a journey from of her early days discovering drawing to her freelance client work and major projects, with stops in-between for tips, tutorials, and work in progress progressions. It’s an inspiring glimpse into the process and personality of a very talented artist. I highly recommend this book.


Give Away – The Art of Zootopia

The Art of Zootopia will be released soon, and we have one copy to give away to our readers. To qualify for the draw, follow us on Twitter or Facebook, and Retweet or Share the news! The winner will be announced here on Friday! Good luck🙂


‘Before Ever After’ is an Incredible Glimpse Into the Origins of Disney Animation

beforeeverI have been meaning to write about this book for a while now, but I’m short on time these days so I’ll keep this brief. Buy this book! It’s an incredible tome of animation knowledge and history. It’s everything that inspired me to start learning about animation: the passion for the craft, the sense of discovery and learning, the drive to push your work further, and so much more. Before Ever After puts you there, in the room, with the artists that shaped this medium into what it is today as they learned from top talent both inside and outside the studio. Once I started reading it, I couldn’t put it down. I just hope Don Hahn can release further volumes for us to consume. Check out the official website for the full synopsis.


Give Away – The Nine Old Men by Andreas Deja

Update: Congrats to the winner, Brian Roy! Please contact us to claim your prize!

I want to thank every one for their continued support of On Animation over the past year. Traffic continues to surge, and it’s wonderful to hear and read all the amazing feedback I’ve received online and at animation conferences around the world. To kick off 2016, On Animation is giving away a copy of Andreas Deja’s new book, The Nine Old Men. Be sure to check out my review.


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